§ Mr. D. E. Thomas
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will publish in the Official Report comparable figures for the total number of one-parent 685W families receiving supplementary benefit, showing separately (a) those receiving no national insurance benefit, (b) those receiving widows' benefit, (c) those receiving sickness benefit, (d) those receiving maternity allowance, (e) those receiving unemployment benefit, (f) those receiving invalidity benefit, and (g)
(Thousands) December 1974 December 1975 1. With no NI benefit 253 283 2. Widows' benefit 14 9 3. Sickness benefit, maternity allowance or invalidity benefit* 3 2 4. Unemployment benefit 1 2 5. Retirement pension 1 2 Total 272 298 Attendance allowance may be paid with any of the benefits mentioned above except for unemployment benefit. * Figures for the individual benefits or allowances are not available.